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The bipartisan push to cut corporate taxes in Pennsylvania, explained · Spotlight PA

Senate Aims to Reduce Corporate Tax Rate – PoliticsPA

Pennsylvania Senate pushes plans to cut corporate taxes – Daily Local

The bipartisan push to cut corporate taxes in Pennsylvania, explained (mcall.com)

This budget we have the chance to move Pa. forward. We can’t miss it | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

State lawmakers advance measure to cut corporate taxes – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Advocates in Harrisburg call for lawmakers to spend surplus funds on education, other initiatives | Pennsylvania News | wfmz.com

Santarsiero calls for assault weapons ban | The Bucks County Herald

State House GOP moves to bottle up 4 gun safety proposals – CBS Pittsburgh (cbsnews.com)

Is it time to arm teachers in Pennsylvania? (abc27.com)

‘Let teachers carry’: Former Pa. teacher sees guns as a way to keep classrooms safe | Today in Pa. – pennlive.com

Pittsburgh’s ineffective land bank could cut through red tape under Pa. Senate bill | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PA bill would allow seizing illegal dirt bikes & ATVs, fine riders | WTRF

Pa. Republicans make last-ditch effort to block charter school law changes – pennlive.com

A bill regulating herbal stimulant kratom looked different after a Pa. House panel got done with it – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

PA House Committee advances Data Breach Notification legislation (abc27.com)

PA House approves bill to improve junior firefighter training (abc27.com)

Opinion: Bill would mandate independent probe in fatal police shootings – Times News Online (tnonline.com)

Pennsylvania makes it easier for foreign nurses to get licensed | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

An optimistic Seth Grove looks to begin bipartisan talks on election reforms – City & State Pennsylvania (cityandstatepa.com)

Bill that would limit inmates’ records access passes PA House (abc27.com)

Pa. House Democrats’ plan to end price gouging amid inflation (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Bill that would limit inmates’ records in Pennsylvania access passes state House | WITF

A bill regulating herbal stimulant kratom looked different after a Pa. House panel got done with it – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Pa. GOP wants to impeach Philly’s DA Larry Krasner | 90.5 WESA

 

Coronavirus – COVID-19

Fauci tests positive for COVID-19, has mild coronavirus symptoms | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Experts support the FDA authorization of COVID vaccines for youngest children : Shots – Health News : NPR

FDA advisers move COVID-19 shots closer for kids under 5 | Coronavirus | phillytrib.com

 

Business/Jobs

Fed attacks inflation with its largest rate hike since 1994 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The winners and losers of the Fed hiking interest rates : NPR

How economic development is evolving in the Covid-19 era – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

SBA inks alliance with historically black fraternities and sororities – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Employers, counselors see ‘huge need’ for summertime workers | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh working on partnership to find employment for recently incarcerated people | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Crime/Punishment

National hate group monitor unmasks Montgomery County publishing company that peddles Nazi and fascist literature (mcall.com)

Lackawanna County Prison key investigation report finished but not public yet | News | thetimes-tribune.com

 

Education

Pa. state university system adopts enrollment-based formula for distributing state dollars – pennlive.com

Pennsylvania colleges want more funding to increase enrollment | WITF

Pa. State System overhauls its university funding formula — and leaves the Legislature with a choice | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania tax breaks for the rich: 529 plans help the wealthy, not the poor, pay for college (broadandliberty.com)

Pennsylvania Higher Education System calls for additional funding (abc27.com)

Pennsylvania Department of Education allocates STEM grant funds to three Lancaster County colleges | Local News | lancasteronline.com

Manheim Township school board looks at $111.88M budget with 2.25% tax hike for next year | Community News | lancasteronline.com

Solanco board approves $80.8M budget with 4% tax hike | Community News | lancasteronline.com

 

Elections/Politics

Pennsylvania Governor Race: Shapiro holds slim lead over Mastriano in new poll (abc27.com)

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mehmet Oz holds rally in Cumberland County (abc27.com)

GOP Voter Registration Guru Scott Presler Brings His Magic to Bucks County – DV Journal (delawarevalleyjournal.com)

A Suffolk University/USA Today Network poll on PA Senate, governor (ydr.com)

Election ‘deniers’ — like Pennsylvania’s Doug Mastriano — quiet on fraud claims after primary wins. | WITF

 

Environment

Australia commits to reducing greenhouse emissions by 43% : NPR

 

Health

Pennsylvania mental health advocates hopeful for funding increase | WITF

ChristianaCare from Delaware has agreed to buy Tower Health’s shuttered Jennersville Hospital (inquirer.com)

A new life for hospital in Jennersville | Chester County Press

When medical bills lead to debt, financial hardship piles on top of sickness : Shots – Health News : NPR

Our View: Keep pandemic-era pharmacy rules in place (buckscountycouriertimes.com)

Pa. hospital workers face increasing abuse, violence from patients and visitors – pennlive.com

Second case of monkeypox detected in Pennsylvania | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Why Pennsylvania should extend Medicaid to immigrant women (inquirer.com)

 

State News

Casey, Cartwright push for action on Scranton-to-NYC rail service | News | standardspeaker.com

Governor nominates Bo Trawitz to fill vacant district judge post | News | dailyitem.com

Report dings unfunded pension liabilities in Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania | thecentersquare.com

Rep. Scott Perry’s refused to cooperate with Jan. 6 panel: York reacts (ydr.com)

Gun violence is poised to ruin yet another summer. Not enough is being done to stop it. | Jenice Armstrong (inquirer.com)

 

National News

Buffalo supermarket gunman charged with federal hate crimes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

State gun-control laws have surged after high-profile mass shootings (inquirer.com)

Ukraine welcomes more U.S. weapons and hosts a trio of European leaders : NPR

Criminal defense lawyers sound the alarm about mass incarceration if Roe falls : NPR

Yellowstone National Park reopening delayed after historic floods : NPR

Juneteenth: For many Black Americans, it’s a milepost on the continuum towards racial equality – pennlive.com

Despite push, states slow to make Juneteenth a paid holiday | Across America | phillytrib.com

Few states seem ready to raise the age to buy semi-automatic rifles – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

Legal fights continue on making teachers call trans students by their chosen pronouns | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star (penncapital-star.com)

U.S. gas exports bind America to the world, in sickness and in health | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

John Hinckley Jr. freed from court oversight after decades | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Local News

Harrisburg leaders approve first wave of rescue funds (abc27.com)

Juneteenth: Poconos, Lehigh Valley celebrations set (poconorecord.com)

Lancaster city gets 5 proposals for municipal broadband project; Comcast, Windstream among bidders | Local News | lancasteronline.com

County commissioners prioritize environmental clean-up and other ‘long-term’ projects for ARPA funds | Local News | lancasteronline.com

New Garden hearing set to impact future of land in Toughkenamon, elsewhere – Daily Local

A meeting about the three warehouses planned for the former Air Products HQ site went on for 3 hours. It’s not over yet. – The Morning Call (mcall.com)

Hazle Twp. supervisors to consider developing “quality of life” regulations | News | standardspeaker.com

 

Pitt

Vice President Kamala Harris to visit Pittsburgh on Friday | TribLIVE.com

Number of people living chronically homeless in Allegheny County hits 12-year high | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh working on partnership to find employment for people recently released incarcerated people | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New amendments proposed to Pittsburgh’s short-term rental regulation policies | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Taxpayers contend with unbalanced property taxes as politicians debate. (publicsource.org)

Southwestern Pa. transit plan allocates $1.5 billion for bridge, other infrastructure improvements | TribLIVE.com

Green technology company working with Michael Keaton wants to expand presence in Pittsburgh beyond manufacturing | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Number of people living chronically homeless in Allegheny County hits 12-year high | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New amendments proposed to Pittsburgh’s short-term rental regulation policies | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

 

Philly

Philly is poised to give more money to violence prevention groups, but earlier grantees still haven’t been paid | Local News | phillytrib.com

Philly’s five chambers of commerce show unprecedented unity pushing for wage tax cut (inquirer.com)

Philadelphia could be a World Cup site in 2026 | WITF

PHL Inno – Philadelphia on the cusp of becoming a top 10 startup ecosystem in the U.S., report finds (bizjournals.com)

Philly officials want you to reimagine the Ben Franklin parkway | Local News | phillytrib.com

As climate change makes Philly temps rise, so does urgency to make schools cooler | Local News | phillytrib.com

Former Prevention Point employees say they faced dangerous conditions while treating people in addiction (inquirer.com)

Philly is poised to boost property tax relief and cut business taxes thanks to a last-minute compromise (inquirer.com)

Should SEPTA build the King of Prussia line? | Pro/Con (inquirer.com)

 

Washington

Jan. 6 panel probes Trump pressure on Pence to reject election | News | tribdem.com

House passes bill that would give police security to families of SCOTUS judges : NPR

Harris to launch task force on online harassment, abuse | News | tribdem.com

Biden says United States will send $1 billion more in aid to Ukraine (inquirer.com)

Sen. Warren asks feds to halt TD-First Horizon deal over customer abuse allegations – Philadelphia Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is joining the Biden administration : NPR

Biden’s border failure creates national security, humanitarian crisis (ydr.com)

Could a possible congressional deal on guns be a sign the partisan divide is closing? | John Baer – pennlive.com